Health and Safety Committee Training Program Online

45 minutes
Course Cost: 
Course mode: 
Self-paced online

Intended audience

This course is required for elected and appointed members of the UW Organizational and U-Wide Health and Safety Committees.


The University's health and safety committee member training contains two modules.

Module 1: Health and Safety Committee Member Training: This module teaches an overview of the University of Washington’s Health and Safety committee structure, your role and responsibilities as a committee member, expectations for member communication, meeting management, and safety resources available to all members.

Module 2: Five Why Root Cause Analysis: This module teaches you how to use the Five Why technique to find the root causes of accidents, incidents, or near misses so that they can be prevented from recurring. This technique is used in incident investigations and supervisors can document their findings in the UW Online Accident Reporting System (OARS).

Regulations and resources

WAC 296-800-130

UW Health & Safety Committees

Accommodations and language services

The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodations to individuals who need them.

  • To request a disability accommodation, please contact the UW Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 (V), 206-543-6452(TTY), or email at
  • To request safety training in a language other than English, please contact EH&S training at and notify your supervisor. EH&S will work with you and your supervisor to arrange for interpretation or translation services.
  • For other accommodation requests, please contact EH&S Training at


EH&S Training Contact

(206) 543-7201